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NSU to hold Spring Commencement Friday

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University will hold its Spring Commencement on May 9 in Prather Coliseum.

Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Education and Human Development and the Louisiana Scholars’ College will receive diplomas at 10 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Nursing and Allied Health and undergraduate students from the College of Science, Technology and Business will graduate at 3 p.m. Northwestern State President Dr. Randall J. Webb will be the commencement speaker.

Members of the Class of 1964 will receive second diplomas in recognition of the 50th anniversary of their graduation at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Commencement will be streamed online at nsula.edu.
 
Northwestern State will award an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Bert B. Tussing, director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, at the 10 a.m. ceremonies.     

Tussing joined the United States Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership and Development in October of 1999.  His focus areas include Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, Terrorism and Civil-Military Relations. Since the spring of 2001 he has led and served in multiple forums and studies focused on homeland defense, homeland security and military support of civil authorities.

Webb has served as president of Northwestern State since 1996. He will retire as president later this year. In July, Webb will become the longest-serving president in Northwestern State’s 130-year history.

Northwestern State has had its largest graduating classes in school history while Webb was president. Webb has also expanded the university’s outreach by spearheading the development at NSU of the largest electronic education and distance learning network of any university in Louisiana. 
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